DUBAI – The tickets for the Asia Cup match between arch-rivals Pakistan and India, scheduled on August 28, were sold out within minutes of the release for online sales.
Reports in the media said the ticket sales for the much-awaited encounter to be held in Dubai picked up steam after the sale began at 6 pm UAE time and was sold out in minutes.
Thousands of cricket fans were in the queue as the booking opened with a waiting time of about 50 minutes and the ticket-selling portal crashed for a while amid massive engagement online.
Team Green is set to open their campaign against Men in Blue in the much-awaited Asia Cup 2022 fixture in Dubai.
The nuclear-armed neighbors will lock horns at the Dubai International Stadium in a Group A match as the schedule for the Asia Cup 2022 was announced today.
The traditional rivals will face each other in the A Group opener while there are chances that the two sides will be up against each other more than once in the tournament.
The event starts with a game between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan on August 27 and the final is scheduled to be played on September 11.
The second expected clash will be the Super 4 stage and might end up playing in the final of the Asia Cup as well.
The two sides are placed in Group A while Group B comprises Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
Last year, Babar led Pakistani squad outclassed India by 10 wickets in a T20 World Cup match in Dubai in their historic encounter.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|